Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Jim Goldberg
Jim Goldberg
2007 Lecture

Jim Goldberg - Photographer Magnum Photos

HP Gallery
510 King St W

A member of Magnum Photos since 2006, Jim
Goldberg is
also Professor of Art at the California College of
Arts and
Crafts. He has been exhibiting for over 25 years
and his
innovative use of image and text make him a
landmark
photographer of our times.
He began to
explore
experimental storytelling and the potentials of
combining
image and text with Rich and Poor(1977–85),
where he
juxtaposed the residents of welfare hotel rooms
with the upper
class and their elegantly furnished home interiors
to
investigate the nature of American myths about
class, power
and happiness. In Raised by Wolves (1985–95), he
worked
closely with and documented runaway teenagers
in San
Francisco and Los Angeles to create a book and
exhibition
that combined original photographs, text, home
movie stills,
snapshots, drawings and diary entries as well as
single and
multi-channel video, sculpture, found objects, light
boxes and
other 3-D elements.
He is currently working on
two
new book projects – one a fictional autobiography
and the
other on migration in Europe. He is represented by
Pace/
MacGill Gallery in New York and the Stephen
Bulger Gallery
in Toronto.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

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